Ken Olson Releases Third Edition of Book

Physical Therapist Ken Olson recently completed the third edition of his textbook, Manual Physical Therapy of the Spine, published in 2022 by Elsevier. The first two editions published in 2009 and 2016 have been adopted by many physical therapy education programs throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia/South Pacific region to instruct in the examination and treatment of spine and … Read More

Coat Drive Donations Delivered To SUMC Coat Ministry 2021

We held our annual 2021 community collection of winter coats and accessories for the Sycamore United Methodist Church (SUMC) Coat Ministry.  Several large donations of coats, boots, scarves, hats and mittens (estimated over 150 items!) were recently delivered by Northern Rehab’s Ken Olson and Melissa Payne Wagner. Physical Therapist and Northern Rehab President Ken Olson comments, “Part of Northern Rehab’s … Read More

Physical Therapy’s Role in Maintaining a Healthy Spine

As we age, regular exercise plays an increasingly prominent role in reducing the risk of developing spine-related problems. For those in or approaching the golden years, it’s important to live an active lifestyle that focuses on healthy posture, function and movement. It’s normal to experience some functional decline as our bones and intervertebral discs age over time, but that doesn’t … Read More

Ken Olson Is Guest Speaker At Spine Conference

Ken Olson, physical therapist and co-owner of Northern Rehab, recently participated as an invited speaker at the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on the topic of safety and education of spinal manipulation. This was the first combined conference between the Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and Osteopathy professions, and Dr. Olson was one of 3 physical therapists invited to present … Read More

Donations To Help Fight Hunger

Part of Northern Rehab’s mission is to give back to our community! Our Director of Community Relations, Deb Loitz, recently delivered three small donations to organizations that help feed the hungry in our community! Deb and Physical Therapist Ken Olson stopped by to see WLBK Radio Dekalb Illinois FM 98.9 AM 1360‘s TD Ryan at their Freezing For Food event with … Read More

Referrals No Longer Required for Physical Therapy!

Until recently, in order to see a physical therapist, a prescription for treatment was required. Illinois was one of the few states that still had this requirement, however, that Illinois law changed on August 16 when Governor Rauner signed the Direct Access Bill 4643 into law. This means Illinois residents can feel better now without waiting for a referral from … Read More

Ken Presents at Inaugural Middle East Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Conference

Ken Olson, Physical Therapist and President of Northern Rehab, recently traveled to Cairo, Egypt to present his approach for treating patients with neck and back pain as a keynote speaker for the First Middle East Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Congress.  He also led a workshop on cervical manipulation as a post-conference course speaker where he instructed key elements included in his … Read More

Walk & Roll for Mobility 2017 Raises $1200!

The fourth annual Walk & Roll for Mobility held in September 2017 was another great success! Two independent physical therapy clinics, Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists and Creative Therapeutics, teamed together to kick off National Physical Therapy Month and hosted a 1.5 mile walk along the DeKalb Nature Trail to encourage our community to be active while supporting the Voluntary … Read More

Kenneth A. Olson

PT, DHSc, OCS Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Fellowship Trained in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy kolsonpt@northernrehabpt.com Education Dr. Ken Olson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northern Illinois University in 1988, a Master of Science in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 1994, and a Doctorate of Health Science degree from the … Read More